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Another conversion needed on the road to Damascus

Another conversion needed on the road to Damascus

| September 12, 2013 | 1 Comment

The war in Syria and how the United States should respond in the wake of a chemical weapons attack that killed more than 1,400 Syrians last month has dominated much of the news in the last few weeks.

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Education policy must focus on results versus revenue

Education policy must focus on results versus revenue

| Peter Noll | September 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Minnesota Catholic Conference applauds lawmakers’ attempts to close the achievement gap, yet there are pragmatic questions regarding how achievement will be measured, consequences and alternative learning options for students.

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When we set our calendar, more might not be better

When we set our calendar, more might not be better

| Christina Capecchi | September 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

By taking on something new, consider what is being compromised. Your prayer life? Your family life? Your sleep schedule? Your exercise routine? A “yes” to one commitment requires a “no” to another.

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Beyond the three ‘Rs: Catholic teachers have special calling

Beyond the three ‘Rs: Catholic teachers have special calling

| Todd Flanders | September 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

In a world increasingly confused about truth, students must learn there are some things knowable by faith alone, many by reason alone and often, especially in moral matters, by both faith and reason.

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The Catholic difference: Living inside the Bible

The Catholic difference: Living inside the Bible

| George Weigel | September 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

The priests and people of Pasierbiec recently constructed a stunning, contemporary Via Crucis, in which figures such as Blessed John Paul II are “inserted” into the traditional Stations of the Cross.

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Why choose a Catholic school?

Why choose a Catholic school?

| Todd Flanders | August 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Why Catholic schools? The question is more urgent than ever in a crowded K-12 marketplace. It’s not enough for a Catholic school to be a smaller version of a public school, with prayer and service projects added. Essential as prayer and service are, ours is first a teaching mission. If we are to serve families well, we need to focus on how that mission makes a contribution not offered elsewhere.

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Job creation and the right of economic initiative

Job creation and the right of economic initiative

| Jason Adkins | August 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

The last edition of this column highlighted the main themes of the U.S. bishops’ 2013 Labor Day statement. The bishops are particularly concerned about rising economic inequality and persistent unemployment.

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Local seminarians put ‘evangelization in action’

Local seminarians put ‘evangelization in action’

| Neil Bakker | August 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

This summer, 18 of my brother seminarians and I went out into the streets of the Twin Cities attempting to heed this call from our Lord. We were part of a two-year-old program at St. Paul Seminary entitled “Evangelization in Action” that gets seminarians experience in evangelizing and spreading the Gospel message of Jesus Christ.

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Local Catholic recalls March on Washington, lifetime of activism

Local Catholic recalls March on Washington, lifetime of activism

| August 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Josie Johnson was in her early 30s and working for the Urban League in Minneapolis when she was called upon to attend the March on Washington in 1963.

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King: ‘I have a dream’ — Do we?

King: ‘I have a dream’ — Do we?

| August 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington and his famous “I Have a Dream” speech — a dream in which he outlined a vision of racial equality, justice and freedom for all.

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‘The vocation of love’: lessons from Mom’s retirement

‘The vocation of love’: lessons from Mom’s retirement

| Christina Capecchi | August 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Leaving it all behind at 80 can feel like surrender.

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Bishops’ Labor Day statement notes growing inequality

Bishops’ Labor Day statement notes growing inequality

| Jason Adkins | August 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

It’s necessary for the Church’s pastors to remind again both Catholics and society of what it means to put the person and the family at the center of economic life

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